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War in Ukraine. Only one child remained in Avdiivka, which was stormed by the Russians, a 12-year-old boy

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Two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were evacuated from Avdiivka, which was stormed by the Russians, in the last few days. According to the authorities, there is only one child left in the city: a 12-year-old boy. On Tuesday, President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Avdiivka.

Vitaly Barabash, the mayor of the east Ukraine Avdiivki, said on Tuesday that the day before, a 17-year-old boy had been taken from there, who had not been found for a long time.

– Today we took a 15-year-old boy who we found on Friday. His parents agreed to leave after Easter – added the mayor, quoted by the Suspilne portal. Orthodox Easter this year fell on April 16.

The mayor informed that only a 12-year-old boy remained in Avdiivka.

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Evacuation of the inhabitants of the town of Avdiivka in the Donetsk regionReuters

Barabasz, who previously informed the media about the great difficulties with evacuating children from the city under fire, explained that parents often refused to leave, despite the threat to their children.

Avdiivka is the second, next to Bakhmut, direction of the Russian attack in the Donetsk region. The city is almost completely destroyed by artillery and air force Russia. The village is in the “red zone”, which means that journalists, volunteers and other civilians cannot enter it.

On 10 April, the head of the authorities of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, announced that about 1,800 inhabitants remained in Avdiivka, where around 32,000 people lived before the start of the Russian military invasion.

>> Authorities: Not a single house has survived in Avdiivka

On Tuesday, the soldiers fighting the Russians in Avdiivka were visited by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

Photo posted on April 18

Volodymyr Zelensky in the Donetsk regionPhoto posted on April 18president.gov.ua

Main photo source: Andre Luis Alves/Abaca/PAP

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